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Tips

Below is some information and resources that you may find useful on your journey.

public service

Many of my clients, especially here in Canberra, are interested in joining the Australian Public Service. If you are totally new to the APS, start with the first link below for the fact sheets entitled "Cracking the Code".

The second link is a terrific resource with job listings including graduate opportunities. If you apply for an APS job, be sure and review the relevent Integrated Leadership System for the level you are applying for.

http://www.apsc.gov.au/publications-and-media/current-publications/cracking-the-code

 

https://www.apsjobs.gov.au/Index.aspx

https://www.apsc.gov.au/working-aps/aps-employees-and-managers/classifications/integrated-leadership-system-ils

videos/podcasts

My Youtube channel has a wealth of free tips and information that may help you prepare for your next interview.

Click here to go to my Youtube channel

In 2022 I was a guest on the Gradcast podcast. Click below to listen to my tips and tricks for candidates attending Graduate interviews and assessment centres:

https://soundcloud.com/gradcast/episode-3?utm_medium=text

nerves?

Nervous about job interviews? Wondering about body language? Struggling with Imposter Syndrome? Harvard Professor Amy Cuddy's wonderful book "Presence: Bringing your Boldest Self to  your Biggest Challenges" is a must read. You can check out her famous "wonder woman" TED talk here:

https://youtu.be/Ks-_Mh1QhMc

Why do you freeze in an interview? Why can't you think straight? Here's how to understand what's happening, and how to counteract it! The Science of Stage Fright and How to Overcome it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K93fMnFKwfI

 

Here's a great video meditation to help you visualise interview success: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfVT4F6Q6p4

When you are feeling stressed, mindfulness can help calm you. Learn how here:

https://www.smilingmind.com.au

online presence

I recommend everyone have a LinkedIn profile, and especially a well chosen profile picture.

Check out these links:

 

https://www.linkedin.com 

https://www.photofeeler.com

other professionals

The Career Development Association of Australia is the professional organisation for career development practitioners, including myself.​

Get more info about qualified practitioners here:

 

http://www.cdaa.org.au

career change?

“What Colour is your Parachute?” by the late Dick Bolles, is my favourite self-assessment tool for anyone choosing or changing careers. Here’s the website:

 

http://www.jobhuntersbible.com